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Education Funders Group: California’s State Budget and its Impact on K-12 School Funding

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

SCG’s Education Funders Group invites you to join us for a deep dive into California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget. We will explore how the budget would affect K-12 school funding and the opportunities to support extended learning based on best practices. We will also hear updates from the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Learning Acceleration Task Force, which meets regularly with district superintendents to identify challenges as they prepare to reopen. Finally, as we approach a year since COVID-19 closed the physical campus of most schools and community centers, we will focus on learnings from 2020 regarding the work of community-based organizations and schools to respond, and how philanthropy can support their efforts, including their plans for the summer and the next school year. 

The Education Funders Group brings philanthropic funders together quarterly to learn about issues, trends, and needs in the field of education to inform individual and collective grantmaking. Over the years, the group has explored a variety of topics, including early childhood education, after-school programming, parent engagement, blended learning, linked learning, STEM, implementation of the common core, and college access/college success.

 

Moderator

Susan Kagehiro

Director of Programs, Stuart Foundation

Susan has spent most of her career within or in partnership with school districts. Most recently, she helped develop DIAL EE, an early education initiative of the CDE Foundation that supports the testing and adaptation of innovative practices that strengthens student learning and builds coherence across the PK – 12 school system. She also spent 15 years working in various capacities with the San Francisco Unified School Districts (SFUSD) starting from helping coordinate joint youth development and support programs between the City of San Francisco and SFUSD to serving in the Superintendent’s Office across three superintendents’ tenures. In addition, she served as the Education Program Officer for the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, a family foundation based in San Francisco and worked in social policy research at Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation and MPR Associates on evaluations that included a high school career academy demonstration project and implementation of an innovative mental health-focused unemployment support program.

 

Speakers

John Garcia III, Ed.L.D 

President, Greater Los Angeles Education Foundation

Dr. John Garcia III is currently President of the Greater Los Angeles Education Foundation. Previously, he was the Senior Program Officer for Education at the California Community Foundation.  John has served as a consultant for the National Governors Association, Jobs for the Future and the Southern Regional Education Board. He was also a policy analyst for the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics and a resident fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. John began his career in education as a school counselor after working for Intel Corporation and Jet Propulsion Laboratory and founded the Arizona College Access Network at the Arizona Commission for Post-secondary Education.  

John received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Arizona State University. He received his doctorate in education leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. John is currently a board member of Grantmakers for Education, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles, and the New York Leadership Academy.

Jonathan Kaplan

Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget is & Policy Center

Jonathan Kaplan joined the Budget Center in 2006. He analyzes education policy with a focus on K-12 and higher education. Prior to joining the Budget Center, Jonathan taught law and United States history for seven years in Martinez, California, where he also served as chair of Alhambra High School’s social science department. He holds a master’s degree in education from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received his bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University.

Kelly King

Senior Program Officer, Education & Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund

Kelly King manages programs and partnerships that support a more equitable education system in Los Angeles County, with a special focus on postsecondary access and attainment. King also directs the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund, a joint initiative of the California Community Foundation and the College Futures Foundation to increase college attainment in the region.

Before joining CCF in 2015, King was an executive vice president at Focusing Philanthropy where she managed a national portfolio of philanthropic investments that included education, health access, and workforce development.

King began her career in the education and nonprofit sector at the Scripps College Academy. As director from 2008-2013, she led the program to national recognition including from First Lady Michelle Obama as a recipient of the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

King received a bachelor’s degree in politics and public policy analysis from Scripps College and a master’s degree in education policy, evaluation and reform from Claremont Graduate University.

Jennifer Peck

President & CEO, Partnership for Children & Youth

Jennifer Peck has led Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) since the organization’s founding in 2001.  During this time, she has grown PCY to be the leading California intermediary building access to high quality after-school and summer learning programs, and played a major role in lifting up community schools and social and emotional learning as priorities in California schools.  Jennifer led the creation of the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance, the California Summer Matters Campaign, the California Community Schools Network, and HousED which builds on-site learning supports for students living in public and affordable housing.  Jennifer and her team are experts in improving how our public systems serve the most vulnerable students, and through policy change and implementation support, have improved and increased educational opportunities and supports for millions of students in California. Prior to joining PCY, Jennifer was an appointee of President Bill Clinton at the U.S. Department of Education, supporting the implementation of priority initiatives including the federal government’s first investment in Community Learning Centers.    

 

Quarterly Dates

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About Education Funders Group

Meeting for over a decade, the Education Funders Group brings philanthropic funders together to learn about issues, trends and needs in the field of education to inform individual and collective grantmaking. Ideas for topics are proposed by funders, who work with the co-chairs to organize a learning session. This year, EFG will continue to explore Community School Models, Education Policy and Advocacy, and Workforce Development and Career Technical Education.


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members only

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
EFG members contact contact us at [email protected] to register. 
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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California's Master Plan for Early Learning and Care

Monday, January 25, 2021
10:30am - 12:00pm

Since coming to office, Governor Gavin Newsom has made bold investments in California's children- from $1.8 billion in early childhood to a comprehensive paid family leave policy. Last year, Governor Newsom's budget allocated $5 million to develop a California Master Plan for Early Learning and Care, aiming to provide a roadmap for improving its early childhood education and care system. The deep disparities exposed by COVID-19 and the surge of the movement for racial justice in 2020 have altered California's early childhood landscape in critical ways, underscoring the importance of addressing equity and inclusion in the Master Plan report.

Over the past year, under the Early Childhood Action Research Team's guidance and with the Early Childhood Policy Council's input, state leaders have been working hard to develop this blueprint unveiled on December 1, 2020.

As part of the launch of the Master Plan, the state is excited to share the report's findings with the public and early childhood stakeholders throughout the state while also lifting various public-private partnerships that will support the vision of the new plan in 2021 and beyond.

Join us for a webinar on California's Master Plan for Early Learning and Care to:

  • Understand the key components of the Master Plan and the recommended steps necessary to establish universal preschool, better support the early childhood workforce and low income-providers, and improve overall equity and access to quality learning and care, among other areas
  • Engage in discussion with funders and early childhood stakeholders to learn how philanthropy can educate, advocate, and partner with government to ensure the most effective and equitable implementation of the Master Plan
  • Engage with various leaders from the Master Plan team from the Governor's Office, Department of Health and Human Services, and Early Childhood Action Research Team
  • Learn about the various public-private partnerships opportunities that were included within the plan as well as those announced alongside it to catalyze future collaboration

 

Speakers

  • Lupita Alcala, Director of Education Policy & Outcomes, WestEd
  • Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53), Founder and Chair, San Diego for Every Child
  • Erin Hogeboom, Director, San Diego for Every Child
  • Kim Johnson, Director, California Department of Social Services
  • September Jarrett, Program Officer, Education Program, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Jannelle Kubinec, Chief Administrative Officer, WestEd
  • Meera Mani, Director, Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) Program, Packard Foundation
  • Giannina Pérez, Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Kris Perry, Deputy Secretary for Early Childhood Development, California Health and Human Services Agency\
  • Kim Pattillo Brownson, Director of Strategy and Policy, Los Angeles, Ballmer Group
  • Megan Thomas, Interim President, Catalyst

 

Moderator

  • Kathleen Kelly Janus, Senior Advisor on Social Innovation, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

 

Presented in partnership with:


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and Catalyst members

Registration
SCG members: Register online.
NCG & Catalyst members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Youth Health Outcomes through School-Based Substance Use Intervention and Prevention

Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities, Redwood Room

It is estimated that only 40% of teens aged 13 to 17 have visited their primary care provider in the past year.

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Philanthropic Briefing: Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families in a Changing Policy Environment

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
9:30am - 12:00pm
Where: 
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities

For many immigrant and refugee families in the United States, schools serve as trusted entities—and this role has only been amplified in recent years.

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Innovative Partnerships for Student Success

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Center for Healthy Communities

The Education Funders Group and Southern California Grantmakers invite you to explore three strategic and unique partnerships to improve student outcomes in math and systems thinking.

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Partner Event - The Keys to Building Effective Social Change Movements

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
LA Chamber of Commerce

The early childhood field has decades of data, research and evidence-based programs that demonstrate the health, education and fiscal impacts of investing in the early years.

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Partner Event - English Language Learners: Stopping the Achievement Gap Before It Begins

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
The California Community Foundation, Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles

Join us to learn from leading experts about opportunities and innovative approaches in English Language Learning. English Language Learners (ELs) comprise 60% of California’s children birth to age 5 – children who live in homes where English is no

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The State of Education in Inland Southern California

Thursday, January 12, 2017
9:00am - 11:30am
Where: 
Center for Healthy Communities

In San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, the education system is a key driver of success for youth preparing to enter the workforce and participate in civic life.

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